Hi, the dyer igniter starts and the flame comes on and warms up for about 30 seconds and then shuts off and comes on 30 seconds again and goes off repeatedly. whats going on?
Answer Caleb, The first check to make is at the exhaust vent pipe and hood, A clogged vent system can cause the dryer to overheat and cycle the hi limit switch in a very short time period. Also remove the lint filter and remove any lint that has accumulated in the duct. If the burner cycles off in 30 seconds with the vent disconnected from the dryer, you'll need to check or replace the thermostat(s) Y304475 or 303395
Air path clear. Continuity on hi-temp and flame sensor. With front panel off, igniter glows, gas flows and flame last about 10 seconds. Igniter then fades and flame goes out. Strong gas smell from unit afterward. Have replaced coils and igniter but same result. Is it possible that gas valve is not closing completely?? Suggestions?
Answer Ron, Yes it is possible for the gas valve to have a leak and produce a gas odor. Fortunately, it's not a common occurrence. There could be debris or moisture in the valve body keeping the diaphragms from closing completely, the diaphragms could have developed a pin hole , and several other possibilities. With the power removed and the gas supply line open, you can use a soapy. bubbly solution and check for gas leaks around the solenoids, gas line connector on the valve, and from the burner orifice.
How do you convert the Frigidaire FGX831CS1 to propane?
Answer Patrice, to convert the dryer to LP you'll need conversion kit part number PCK3100. Thanks!
I have a maytag dryer, the flame turns on for around 10 mins. then goes off and doesn't come back on until you shut the unit down and turn it back on. I've replaced: flame sensor, hi limit therm. , cycling therm., coils, ignitor and thermal fuse.
Answer William, At this point, would have to suspect that you're loosing the neutral leg of the heat circuit through the motor centrifugal switch or wires. When the dryer is running, the motor switch heat circuit (blue and black wires) closes and complete the circuit to the neutral leg of the dryer cord. if the switch circuit opens, or if the blue or black wire have a loose or frayed connection the circuit "opens" and there'd be no power through the gas valve, and there'd be no ignition or heat.
I have a Maytag dryer. I am smelling a gas odor when dryer runs. I am not sure which part might cause this problem.
Answer Hello Mike. You need to check and see if the igniter is weak and replace it if needed. Also, check for gas leaks at the gas valve assembly on the unit.
I have a Maytag drayer DG303 would not heat. Replaced gas valve and hilimit thermostat. How long should the flame stay on to heat dryer? Thanks
The flames will stay on until the cycling thermostat reads that the temperature has been met and opens up. With no clothes in the dryer and properly vented this would be about 1 to 2 minutes after it fires. With a load of wet clothes it could be 20 minutes or more. If the flame is going out rapidly check the venting of the dryer to make sure that there is no clogging.